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Best Budget Gaming Desktop PC?

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June 22, 2014 12:24:14 PM

I'm sure that this is a very common question asked on these forums, but I, along with many others, have trouble as a first time builder (also known as a noob) finding the best budget parts that have the best performance available (with them being compatible).

My budget is set around $800 for the parts, but I can stretch it to about $900 or so. I'm looking for a complete part list, from the parts to the monitor, mouse/keyboard, OS, speakers, etc. I'd like for it to be able to handle current and future games on their high/max settings while still giving me a smooth and enjoyable experience, but I can understand how it may be difficult. I have no preferences on which parts are chosen, so long as they run and they run well.

I'd like to give a pre-huge thanks to those that are able to help me out and get me through the hardest part of building a gaming PC (unless the hardest part is actually building it?).

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a c 224 4 Gaming
June 22, 2014 12:53:23 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Speakers: Logitech Z313 25W 2.1ch Speakers ($39.38 @ Amazon)
Total: $949.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Should play modern titles on ultra without a problem. Building is not as hard as it seems, it takes most people at most a couple of hours.
June 22, 2014 2:02:16 PM

I actually think the hardest part is choosing the parts.. haha. Anyways.. It is really hard to make a max settings rig with the budget you provided but I will do my best.

Here is what I came up with:
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June 22, 2014 7:13:54 PM

Person I would not get that 8320... Really not that great for gaming.
a c 224 4 Gaming
June 23, 2014 1:27:14 PM

MasterDell said:
Person I would not get that 8320... Really not that great for gaming.

Why do you say that? It's maybe a few fps behind an intel in most games, but the savings lets him upgrade to a better GPU. Plus games in the future are looking into using more cores and the 8350 could make a come back.